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NO LONGER RELIABLE

01-06-2017

President Donald Trump, first visit abroad was not the great succes, the Wite House claimed, but rather a catastrophic event. According to the very careful German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe can no longer fully rely on others, that is: on Trump's America. A truly shocking conclusion, announcing the end of the American century. Some commentators argue  that Trump is surrounded by very wise and experienced counsellors, who surely will correct him. Not so as we can read in the attached article from the Atlantic: "The so-called adults in the room are shirking their responsibilities". 


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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Footprints of the 20th Century - Third Edition

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For the study of international relations, knowledge of the history of Western Cooperation in the Twentieth Century is essential. The third volume reviews the broader history from America’s entry in the First World War in 1917 and the start of the American Era in international relations one hundred years ago, to the inauguration of President Trump in 2017.

The Illusions of Detente

Footprints of the 20th Century - Third Edition

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Since 1989, we refer to the whole post-war period as the “Cold War Era”. Such was not the case in 1968. At the time, the Cold War – in our perception – was behind us. We no longer felt to be in the midst of it. Europeans on the Western side of the Iron Curtain0 felt relatively at ease with Europe’s division. The era of Détente as we called it, was0 considered to be a fairly stable and long-lasting political condition, even after Soviet tanks crushed Dubcek’s socialism with a human face in Pragu